Size: 11"W x 8.5"H x 0.18"D
Year Created: 2018
Emotional turbulence, a calm mixed with churn
Making art and looking at art has been a mainstay in my life since I was very young, and is part of who I am. Expressing myself through art was a way for me to deal with life as I was growing up, and making art gave me hope and encouragement that the world was a beautiful place. Art saved me over and over again. I was encouraged by many around me, however I was discouraged from making art a choice for a career. It wasn't until relatively recently, when I had a major life change, and then one of my friends gave me a show at his home, that I came out of the closet so to speak as an artist. I see beauty in everything around me, from amazing clouds to the way the sun might catch on a rusty gate; I am always trying to capture that illusive moment of brilliance in my work, so that hopefully others can feel what I felt and share with me the beauty that I saw. Art saves, and making art continues to save me every day.